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Draft Coastal Waters Discharge Permit Regulations for public comment

Draft Coastal Waters Discharge Permit Regulations for public comment

 

Minister Edna Molewa has published the draft coastal waters discharge permit regulations in Government Notice R.214 in Government Gazette No.40674 on 10 March 2017, for public comment. The regulations seek to provide an administrative framework to implement Section 69 of the NEM: ICMA, 2008 (Act No.24 of 2008) relating to coastal effluent discharges from land-based sources.

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Draft policy of boat-based whale & dolphin watching and white shark cage diving

Draft policy of boat-based whale & dolphin watching and white shark cage diving

 


The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa has on 17 February 2017, published in Government Notices 145 and 146 in Government Gazette No.40626 draft policies on boat-based whale watching and on white shark cage diving, for public comments.

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Request for previously disadvantaged individuals with access to land to register in database of biodiversity economy programme

Request for previously disadvantaged individuals with access to land to register in database of biodiversity economy programme

 

 

Previously disadvantaged individuals / communities with access to land with potential for game farming; communities with notable populations and distributions of indigenous plants, nurseries and / or processing facilities are requested to register in the database of the department.

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Revised Need and Desirability guideline

Revised Need and Desirability guideline

 

This guideline contains information on best practice and how to meet the peremptory requirements prescribed by the legislation and sets  out  both  the  strategic  and  statutory  context  for  the  cons deration  of  the  need  and desirability  of  a  development  involving  any  one  of  the  NEMA  listed  activities.

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Operation Phakisa contributes to job creation in South Africa

Operation Phakisa contributes to job creation in South Africa

 


Oceans economy is important in catalysing economic growth and boosting job creation, as part of government's Nine Point Plan. Operation Phakisa is a major initiative by government to address the triple challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality in South Africa.

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Register with the Waste Bureau of the DEA

Register with the Waste Bureau of the DEA

 

An Integrated Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan (IIWTMP) for waste tyres was approved by the Hon Minister B E E Molewa in November 2012 and has been in implementation by REDISA since then. The DEA has since established the Waste Bureau in terms of section 34A (1) of the National Environmental Management Act – Waste Act, 2008 (Act No. 59 of 2008)...

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Public participation guideline in terms of NEMA Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations

Public participation guideline in terms of NEMA Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations

 


This guideline is a revised version of the PP guideline that was published in 2010. It provides information and guidance for proponents or applicants, RI&APs, competent authorities and EAPs on the PP requirements of the Act. It further provides information on the characteristics of a vigorous and inclusive PPP.

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30 March 2017 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, will attend the Ministerial component of the 12th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Abidjan Convention, from today, Thursday, 30 March to 31 March 2017.   The 12th biennial COP to the Abidjan Convention conference, under the theme “Integrated Ocean Management Policies in Africa,” started on Monday, 27th March and ends on Friday, 31 March 2017.


29 March 2017 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa called for the inclusion of young people in the economy of our countries, in the process of transition and transformation into a sustainable future. She stated that we must use this opportunity to ensureinclusive and equitable growth that leads to sustainable development and promotes poverty eradication, eliminates inequality and creates green jobs.


24 March 2017 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa will attend the Ministerial Conference of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) titled: “Inclusive and Sustainable Economies - Powering the Sustainable Development Goals.” The conference takes place on 27 and 28 March 2017 in Berlin, Germany.


14 March 2017 - Members of the media are cordially invited to the installation ceremony of Dr Bomo Edith Edna Molewa. She is the first Chancellor at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) since its inception in 2014. Dr Molewa is currently the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Republic of South Africa.


13 March 2017 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr. Edna Molewa, has noted the judgment handed down by the North Gauteng High Court on 8 March 2017 regarding the Environmental Authorization for the Thabametsi coal-fired power station in the Limpopo Province and is considering what the next steps will be, following the judgment.